Anxiety

Feeling a certain level of anxiety over big stressors or certain life events is totally normal. However, if you find that your fear or worry does not go away and, in fact, gets worse over time, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling and often passes quickly, while severe anxiety can seriously affect your day-to-day life. If you are finding your anxiety unmanageable, can’t identify the cause of your anxious feelings or if you are suffering from physical symptoms (such as heart palpations, fatigue, sweaty hands, upset stomach, or insomnia), it may be time to get help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s anxiety specialists today. 

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I use mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and EMDR techniques to help manage anxiety.

— Ethan Emerson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

As a person who has been in therapy for anxiety myself, I will never ask you to try something that I haven't tried before myself. I find anxiety to be a common theme among many of my clients, and feel I can effectively provide a therapeutic space for you to reduce your anxiety and start feeling better.

— Kate Fallon Upton, Associate Professional Counselor in Marietta, GA
 

Trained in CBT and DBT to be able to provide coping strategies to manage anxiety and panic symptoms

— Kate Horsch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lack of self-esteem can create anxiety that ranges from distressing to panic. It is often created by early experiences of abuse or other trauma. I was trained psychoanalytically to address these issues and have done so for over 40 years.

— Laura Groshong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

Joie de Vivre utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) a very common method of psychotherapy with great results to treat Anxiety Disorder. This form of therapy is geared toward helping you recognize and understand your pattern of thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on teaching you coping skills or mechanisms you can use to help you return to normal functioning and ease your feelings of anxiety. Integrative services such as, Biofeedback and Mindfulness are additionally utilized.

— Taneisha Moss, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

Psychotherapy with clinical hypnosis and biofeedback helps decrease anxiety (general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, PTSD). They can also help with habit disorders like hair pulling, skin picking or smoking. Psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis and biofeedback can help you re-gain a state of calm and resilience.

— Tenley Fukui, Counselor in Houston, TX
 

My experience working with Anxiety and Depression is vast - incorporating awareness, mindfulness, coping skills and exploring what works for you

— Anita Van Dyke, Counselor

Clients with anxiety have frequently found their way to me! I help clients confront their anxiety by examining their distorted thoughts (using CBT). I also utilize breathing and relaxation exercises to help manage the physiological manifestations of stress. I also utilize concepts from ACT (Acceptance and Committment therapy) to help clients make friends with their anxiety.

— Emilie Diesen, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Candler, NC
 

In the past, I had a period of time when I suffered from anxiety and panic attacks due to a flare up of a medical condition. I know first-hand how it can take over your life and how much easier it is to avoid anxiety provoking situations. However, I was missing out on things and didn’t want anxiety to rule my life. I was able to work through it and the panic attacks stopped. I was able to go back to the life I had previously. I have a tremendous amount of compassion for others who also struggle

— Julie Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Berlin, CT

I have helped many clients overcome anxiety and phobias.

— Laura Stevens, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA
 

When we struggle relationally, it frequently manifests within our bodies as an anxious feeling. It's common for this feeling to draw a lot of our attention, as we tend to look for the cause in an attempt to get the feeling to go away. Rather than help, this approach more often ends up intensifying the anxiousness we feel. I help you with tools that not only lessen the anxious feelings, but also grow your confidence in dealing with difficult feelings in general.

— Nichole Hart, Counselor in Silverthorne, CO

We live in a world that feeds anxiety, Navigating the ever-changing landscape of social expectations in relationships, dating, work-life, friendships, and social media can be daunting. When Anxiety comes around it will disrupt your everyday plans, like an unwanted surprise houseguest. But houseguests come and go. Your body is your home and you deserve a home of rest and ease. I can help you better understand your anxiety, and connect with all of the other parts of you that are unique

— Arianna Wheat, Creative Art Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

The biggest problem with anxiety is the way in which people conceptualize it. Anxiety is not bad. Anxiety is an autonomic response to internal or external stimuli. The problem is when you become anxious about being anxious. It creates a vicious cycle of anxiety that ultimately culminates in a panic attack. I instruct you on exactly how to identify situations that make you anxious and changing what you can and accepting what you cant.

— Derrick Hoard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA

Living with anxiety or panic is like having a terrorizing bully on the inside. Anxiety can be overwhelming and lead us to avoid things like socializing, activities with family/friends, and living to our full potential. Some people engage in unhelpful behaviors trying to keep anxiety at bay; many others find their world shrinking more and more. Please don't spend another day letting anxiety win. Together, we can find root causes and work to build tools that will help you get your life back.

— Greta Reitinger, Psychotherapist in Portland, OR
 

Becoming more aware of your anxiety, understanding it, learning the source of it and purpose it serves can help you regain control of your emotions and enjoy the pleasures in life again.

— Marina Krugolets, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Staten Island, NY

I come to anxiety work with an understanding that the way people reduce anxiety is by facing fears and trudging through. I know this process may happen very quickly but often takes time. I am a big fan of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and love to use the materials Dr. David Burns has provided. (Author of Feeling Good and more recently Feeling Great.) Having specific CBT techniques available can be helpful and sometimes you may just want to be heard and your anxiety may dissipate just from sharing.

— Deb Dettman, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
 

You are strong and independent, seeming to have it together, but your anxious thoughts keep you on a hamster wheel of overworking and overdoing. You've forgotten how to connect with friends and family. The panic attacks are starting to happen more often, which are just another thing to worry about. You don't want to keep on like this, something needs to change. You need something to help you slow your mind. I have techniques that can help you learn to manage the anxiety, take back control.

— Katherine Boelts, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA 92691, CA

Anxiety is at the forefront of much of the stressors we have; it is particularly high for marginalized groups. In addition to supporting clients with managing anxiety, I have worked with Black students and Black professionals in addressing and recognizing racist systems and how to navigate oppression in their day-to-day existence.

— Michelle May, Counselor in West Bloomfield, MI